Judging from a 2006 survey, a remarkable number of U.S. homeowners have become interested residential solar energy in recent years.
As a result, more and more U.S. homebuilders are actively building out their solar-powered home offerings. Big-name builders like Pulte Homes, Meritage Homes and KB Home have all been jockeying for top spot as the provider solar-powered, energy-efficient homes.
KB Home is the latest to notch a success.
The Los Angeles-based homebuilder yesterday announced the grand opening of a solar home community in Lancaster, California. Situated in Antelope Valley, KB Home's Arroyo community is the first in the area to offer solar energy systems as a standard feature on all new homes.
To be sure, the standard systems on offer aren't particularly large.